Behind the Scenes of our Issue 58 Cover
By Marissa McCormick
On a beautiful May day, the Richmond Weddings™ Cover team traveled to Virginia House. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood close to Carytown, we were blown away by the out-of-this-world views and architecture, and we immediately knew Virginia House was the perfect backdrop.
Nicole Maurer with Nicole Adele Photography had the perfect duo for our Issue 58 cover, Daniel and Ouida. Daniel’s family, the Laumer’s, have long been integrated with Richmond Weddings™. We’ve featured two of his sibling’s weddings (Patricia and Paul and Elizabeth and Andre) and his mom, Sarah, has worked for us at RW at our wedding shows for many years! It was finally Daniel’s turn, and he had a special plan for this photoshoot, unbeknownst to Ouida.
On the day of the shoot, Candice Hardy with Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry helped the already gorgeous Ouida become cover ready. Audrey Chumbris with Lulubea Beauty gave Ouida soft curls and used loose flowers from the luscious bouquet provided by Vogue Flowers to create an impromptu hairpiece. Stepping into the fabulous dress provided by Annalise Bridal, Ouida’s look came together. Daniel’s all blue suit from The Groom’s Corner fit like a glove.
Nicole worked her magic shooting the two as they laughed seeing each other in a dress and suit for the first time. Daniel kept his cool during the shoot, giving Ouida no inkling of what was going to happen. Little did Ouida know this wouldn’t be the last time Daniel would be seeing her in a wedding dress.
After a quick outfit change and under the context of taking “couple photos,” Daniel got down on one knee and asked Ouida to marry him. Taken completely by surprise, Ouida couldn’t believe it at first, but within seconds said yes as the Richmond Weddings™ team cheered and cried many happy tears.
Thank you to all of our wonderful vendors that helped make this magical cover shoot (and surprise!) happen. A special thanks to Daniel and Ouida for letting us be a little part of your wedding story. Moments like this cover shoot surprise proposal remind us why we love what we do!
Photography: Nicole Adele Photography | Venue: Virginia House | Makeup: Candice Hardy Makeup Artistry | Hair: Lulubea Beauty | Flowers: Vogue Flowers | Gown/Accessories: Annalise Bridal | Tuxedo/Accessories: The Groom’s Corner
*All items available at Annalise Bridal*
Suit Details: Indigo Blue Lane #221 by Ike Behar. The Indigo Blue Lane is tailored in
a soft, light, and luxurious Super 120’s wool. Featuring one button, single-breasted styling with side-vents, a satin-edged peak lapel and satin double besom pockets. Worn with the matching Indigo blue west, light blue micro-fiber shirt, a slate blue floral bow tie, and matching pocket square. The shoes are the Cognac Oxford Shoe. Rent from The Groom’s Corner for $149.95.
* All items available at The Groom’s Corner*
Organic, Natural Garden Style Bouquet with a collection of French Tulips, Lilac, Ranunculus, and Garden Roses. $165
*Floral prices subject to change based on season and availability*
*Contact Vogue Flowers for more information*